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Vendakkai poriyal or Okra poriyal

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

VENDAKKAI PORIYAL OR OKRA PORIYAL Vendakkai is called okra,lady finger,bhindi.Vendakkai is very low in calories.It is high in fiber,vitamin A,C and folate content.Okra is one of the best medicinal vegetable. INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp, Mustard seed-1/2tsp, Urad dal-1/2tsp, Vendakkai or okra or lady finger-250g, Chilli pow-1/2tsp, Turmeric pow-1/2tsp, Salt METHOD 1.Wash and cut vendakkai or okra in small round pieces. 2.In a kadai,put the oil when it is hot add mustard,urad Read more [...] Read More

Mushroom pulao

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

MUSHROOM PULAO Mushroom contain about 80 to 90 percent water.Mushroom are very low in calories.It include relief from high cholesterol levels,breast cancer, prostate cancer and diabetes.It also helps in weight loss and increase the strength of yours immune system. INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp Butter-3 tsp Bay leaves-2 Cumin-1/2tsp Black pepper-5 option Onion-1 Green chilli-1 Ginger garlic paste-1 and half tsp Mint Coriander leaves Mushroom -150g Basmathi rice-1 cup Garam masala-1/2tsp Salt METHOD 1.Wash Read more [...] Read More

Green gram sundal or pachai payaru sundal

Posted on Sep 24, 2014

GREEN GRAM SUNDAL OR PACHAI PAYARU SUNDAL Green gram ,also known as the mung bean,moong dal,pachai payaru,golden gram. It is high fiber and nutrient content.Green gram can be eaten as a sprout or bean or sundal.Green gram is loaded with vitamins and minerals such as vitaminA,B,C,E,iron,calcium and potassium.Mung beans is a popular food among vegetarians. INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp Mustard-1/4tsp Urad dal-1/4tsp Asafoetida-1/4tsp Curry leaves Coriander leaves Green chilli-2 Green gram-1 Read more [...] Read More

Karamani sundal or Black eyed beans sundal

Posted on Sep 22, 2014

KARAMANI SUNDAL OR BLACK EYED BEANS SUNDAL Cowpeas which is also known as black eyed pea ,karamani , lobiya,chawli,bobbarlu.It could be utilised for preparing soups,curry,poriyal,sundal.Cowpeas are a source of good protein and dietary fiber.It contains almost all essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin A,B1,B2,B3,B5,B6,C,folic acid,iron ,potassium etc. INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp Urad dal-1/2tsp Mustard-1/4tsp Asafoetida-1/2tsp Onion-1 Green chilli-1 Black eyed beans-1 cup Curry Read more [...] Read More

Mochakottai sundal or Lima beans sundal

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

MOCHAKOTTAI SUNDAL OR LIMA BEANS SUNDAL Lima beans are a good source of manganese,fiber,iron,carbohydrates,protein,folate,magnesium and potassium.Lima beans known as butter beans. Mochakottai or lima beans can be used in so many ways from curries, sundal, poriyal,soup etcLima beans are important source of plant protein. INGREDIENTS OIL-2tsp Mustard-1/4tsp Urad dal-1/2tsp Asafoetida-1/4tsp Onion-1/2 Green chilli-2 Curry leaves Coriander leaves Mochakottai -1 and1/2cup Coconut-2tsp Salt METHOD 1. Read more [...] Read More

Ragi puttu or kezhvaragu puttu or finger millet puttu

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

RAGI PUTTU OR KEZHVARAGU PUTTU Finger millet,most commonly known as ragi or nachani or kezhvaragu .Ragi is regularly used in the south kitchens.Ragi is a rich source of calcium,iron,protein,fiber and other minerals. INGREDIENTS Ragi flour – 1 cup Jaggery – 1 cup Grated /shredded coconut – 1⁄2 cup Cashew nuts – 8 -10 nos. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp Ghee/Clarified butter – 3 tsp Salt to taste Water to the need METHOD 1. Take the ragi flour in a wide bowl Read more [...] Read More

Green peas sundal or Pachai pattani sundal

Posted on Sep 10, 2014

GREEN PEAS SUNDAL OR PACHAI PATTANI SUNDAL Green peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition.Green peas rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients,minerals,vitamin,and anti-oxidants.  Green peas are the immature seed of dried peas often called field peas.Green peas is a very popular ingredient and ia used all over indian dishes. INGREDIENTS oil-1tsp Mustard-1/2tsp Urad dal-1/2tsp Asafoetida-1/2tsp Curry leaves Coriander leaves Green chilli-2 Onion -1 Green peas-1cup Coconut-1tsp METHOD 1.Soak Read more [...] Read More

Chickpeas sundal or Konda kadalai sundal

Posted on Sep 9, 2014

CHICKPEAS SUNDAL OR KONDA KADALAI SUNDAL Chickpeas are high in fiber , protein and they are a low glycemic index.Chickpeas can be used in salads,soup,curries,snacks.Chickpeas known as garbanzo beans or kabuli chana.   INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp Mustard -1/2 tsp Urad dal-1/2 tsp Onion-1/2 Green chilli 2 to 3 Curry leaves Chickpeas -200g Coconut-2tsp Coriander leaves Salt as need METHOD 1.Soak chickpeas in water overnight {for about 8 hours}. 2.Take a pressure cooker,add Read more [...] Read More

Cluster beans poriyal or kothavarangai poriyal

Posted on Aug 26, 2014

CLUSTER BEANS PORIYAL OR KOTHAVARANGAI PORIYAL Cluster beans known as guar or gavar or goru chikkuudu or kothavarangai.It is rich in fibre and low in calories.It contains vitamin and minerals.Its helps for the free bowel movement in the digestive system. INGREDIENTS Oil-2tsp Mustard -1/4tsp Urad dal-1/4tsp Asafoetida-1/4tsp Chilli powder-1/4tsp turmeric powder-1/tsp Curry leaves Small onion-10 Cluster beans-1 cup Coconut-1tsp Salt METHOD 1.Take a kadai,put the oil and Read more [...] Read More

Brinjal sambar or kathirikai sambar

Posted on Aug 18, 2014

BRINJAL SAMBAR OR KATHIRIKAI SAMBAR Brinjal or egg plant ,is a very low calorie vegetable.It is rich in soluble fiber content.It is rich in vitaminA,vitaminB1,vitamin C,vitamin D, calcium and protein . INGREDIENTS 1.Oil-2tsp 2.Mustard seed-1/2tsp 3.Fenugreek seed-1/4tsp 4.Asafoetida-1/2tsp 5.Curry leaves 6.Coriander leaves 7.Tomato-1/2 8.Onion-1/2 9.Green chilli-2 10.Brinjal-2 11.Tamarind -small lemon size 12.Chilli powder-1 tsp 13.Turmeric powder-1/4tsp 14.Sambar powder-1tsp 15.Cooked Read more [...] Read More

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